Author: Ava Steil

Four students arrested after lunchtime altercation.

Four students were arrested after engaging in a lunchtime fight

Ever since Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been under the microscope of the entire nation. Security has been heightened and the administration has tried to crack down on violations of the Broward County Code of Conduct. However, on Feb. 26, four students were arrested by authorities after being engaged in a lunchtime fight. At the beginning […]

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What it’s like living with the stigma of being an MSD student

Up until Feb. 14, Parkland was not a notable name. Nobody knew about the small town north of Miami or the 3,100 students that flooded the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But then everything changed. Due to the rapid sharing of information via social media, television, and print media, the entire country knows what happened, and the name […]

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Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

On an illuminated stage at 14 years old, junior Marisol Garrido had finally found a way to transform her spoken words into a masterful display of her dreams, passions and all the emotions she had never been able to relay before. From the subtle snapping at open-mics to tireless writing sessions, Garrido has found both a safe space and a […]

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Sheriff Scott Israel speaks to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS

Public safety commission continues investigation into MSD shooting

On March 5, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Safety Act into law, allowing law enforcement to seize weapons from individuals under the Baker Act and raising the legal age to purchase a gun to 21 years old, in addition to other statewide reforms. The act also established the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission to investigate […]

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Violent song lyrics have negative effect on youth

Music lyrics have dramatically changed over the past four decades. This change has become a concern among some parents and doctors. Many artists, such as Post Malone, reference drugs, sex and violence in their music. “This is why we have all the problems we do,” marketing teacher Diane Spence said. “Kids today are more affected by entertainers, so therefore they […]

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